This paper is concerned with the formulation and analysis of particle fragmentation by a mathematical approach of the kinetic theory. We consider a fairly general model which may require a description of the internal configuration of each particle, like internal energy. The fragmentation process is assumed to occur due to the configuration of the corresponding particle; an easy modification would allow one to consider the interaction with some external medium (typically a fluid) but we do not deal with fragmentation processes induced by particles collision here. The proposed model is therefore linear and may be analyzed with the use of correct entropies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences|
|State||Published - Jun 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modeling and Simulation
- Applied Mathematics